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09/23/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Rob Pride

Robert H. Pride, IV
(d. 17 Sept 2010)

Cox High School Class of @ 1995

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   We have an incredibly tragic edition of the NNHS Newsletter this morning.
    Rob Pride, Cox High School Class of @ 1995, youngest son of Bob and Patsy Floyd ('62) Pride of VA, passed away suddenly at his home in Newport News on Friday, September 17, 2010 at the age of 33.  He was preceded in death by his brother,  Keith Pride.

    From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 09/21/10, 10:32 PM - "Pat Floyd Pride (Class of 62)":

Hi, Carol,

Thought I'd write you and let you know that Pat (
 Joe Floyd's - '65 - sister) & her husband, Bob, lost their second son in less than two years this past weekend. A neighbor/good friend of ours works at Peninsula Funeral Home and said they were in today to make arrangements for him. I'm not sure when his memorial service (he's being cremated) is being held, so don't know when the obituary will be in the paper. They, along with their third son, definitely need our prayers.

   OH, NO!!! I'm so sorry to learn this, Sandi! Their son, Keith, was only 41 when he passed away, and now to have lost a second son in so short a time is just more than the heart can comprehend! 

   Thank you so much for letting us know, Sandi! We will definitely keep them all in our thoughts and prayers.

  From MaeLea Somervold Cifers ('62) of VA - 09/20/10, 11:28 PM - forwarded from   Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - "SAD NEWS":

Dear Classmates,

It is with a heavy heart that I tell all of you this news. Patsy Floyd Pride lost another son this evening. Her youngest son Rob passed away this evening about 6 pm. I do not know any details of a funeral, and will let you know as soon as I know. Please keep Pat and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Brenda Amos Williams
NNHS Class of 1962

   Thank you so much, MaeLea and Brenda, for relaying this tragic news to us!

  From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 09/21/10, 8:20 PM - "PATSY FLOYD PRIDE ('62 - of VA)":

Hi Carol,

I see by your newsletter that you have heard about Pat's son, Rob. I think the obit will be in Wednesday paper. The funeral is Saturday, the 25th at 2pm. 2-3:30 is visitation and the funeral to follow. He is survived by his mom and dad, Pat and Robert Pride, and his 1 year old son Che' Hinton Pride. Donations instead of flowers to be sent to Che' Hinton Pride, P. O. Box 2144, Poquoson, Va. 23662.

Robert Pride is my distant cousin, marrying my friend Pat who I graduated with. Small world huh? His grandmother was my mom's mom's sister. Do you get that? :-)

Very tragic news, Pat and Bob having lost a son just over 1 year ago. I know that Rob's son was a gift from God to help Pat and Bob get through all this.

Thanks for keeping everyone up to date. Wish I did that myself, keep up the good work. Keep Pat and family in your thoughts and prayers; they sure do need it.

Brenda A. Williams

Typhoon Forever

"Sometimes in the winds of change we find our true direction."

   Thanks so much, Brenda!  We're all praying for Patsy and her family at this unspeakably sad moment in their lives.

   If I followed you correctly, you said that Bob's grandmother and your grandmother were sisters, making your mother and his mother first cousins. That means that you and Bob are second cousins - not so distant at all.

From the Daily Press - 09/23/10:


Robert H. Pride, IV

    NEWPORT NEWS - Robert H. Pride IV (Rob), 33, died suddenly at his home in Newport News on Sept. 17.

Rob attended Cox High School in Virginia Beach and was a musician, artist and accomplished surfer. Rob's proudest moment was the birth of his son and his love for the little boy was limitless.

He was preceded in death by his older brother, Keith.

Rob is survived by his parents, Robert and Pat Pride of Poquoson; his brother, Kevin Pride of Surry; his 12 month old son, Che' Pride and many other loving family members.
Rob Pride
Visitation and a celebration of Rob's life will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home on Saturday, Sept. 25. A memorial service will follow at 3:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations for the benefit of the child be sent to Che' Pride, P.O. Box 2144, Poquoson, VA 23662.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in The Daily Press from September 23 to September 24, 2010.  Visit Guest Book

September 23, 2010
 Once again Bob and Pasty, I am so saddened by the passing of Rob, and what a good looking young man he was. Unbelievable, incredible. I pray God's blessings for you as you work through your grief.

~ Eddie Nichols, Reston, Virginia

September 23
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Pat, may God's peace and love be with you and your family at this time of great sorrow. Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to you along with the wish that God's understanding will soon comfort you.

~ Wayne and Linda Stokes, Yorktown, Virginia

September 23
, 2010  

Bob and Patsy, Rob, or as I remember him "Chip", was a good friend from our childhood years. He was funny, caring, and a pleasure to be around. My family, Glenda and Donika give you our deepest condolences and wish the family well.

~ Aaron Anderson, Virginia Beach, Virginia


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Deepest sympathy to your family during this difficult time. May you find peace from the many wonderful memories of Rob, a beautiful person.

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the entire Pride family, especially Patsy and Bob.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Come, Ye Disconsolate

Words by Thomas Moore; alt. by Thomas Hastings
Music by Samuel Webbe

Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."

Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.

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